Milk & Honey Market opens in Mt. Vernon
Milk & Honey Market opened today in Mt. Vernon. Here's Laura Vozzella's post about it from July and a more recent story by Jacques Kelly that recalls the old pharmacy that used to be in this location. The ownership situation is a little daedal, but Laura and Jacques covered it so well that I won't bother explaining it from scratch.
The local philosophy is not so rigid to exclude Washington State pears and imported cheeses. I was happy to see that an old acquaintance, Ethan Cook, is setting up the cheese selection here -- a Whole Foods alumnus, he was running the specialty department in a high-volume store in San Francisco. Finally, good cheese in Mt. Vernon.
The neighborhood feels ready for this place. When I was there, Vicky Schassler, the owner of the nearby Spirits of Mt. Vernon dropped by with a housewarming gift.
The cases weren't fully stocked today. But panini were being pressed and espresso was being poured. There's a lounge-like area for patrons to sit and enjoy it all.
Still to come -- fruit-based blender drinks, outdoor seating.
Milk & Honey will be open seven days a week, beginning at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends (that's not set in stone, though). The address is 816 Cathedral St., and the phone number is 410-685-6455.